Rochelle, the Witch of Regret
The protagonist of the story, she is a Witch who, unlike other Witches, happens to be sane.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Is aware that her true Eldritch Abomination form can be a bit...much for certain situations, and instead adopts a more humanoid form for interaction.
- Accidental Marriage: As part of Kyubey's study of her capabilities, she ends up getting married to Kyoko.
- Dark and Troubled Past: What drove her to make the contract, as well as the immediate aftermath.
- Eldritch Abomination: But a gentle, benevolent one.
- Expy: Lets see, sharp pointy teeth, check. A fashion sense that always seems to make her wear Stripperiffic outfits, check. And of course, who can forget the Verbal Tic that verges on Funetik Aksent... Cultist-chan Anyone?
- Giant Spider: Her true form looks like this.
- Hairy Girl: Has hairy legs in her girl form.
- Immortality: Resurrective type.
- Interspecies Romance: With Kyoko.
- It Can Think: Shes a notable exception from the usual Witch in that shes regained her self-awareness and sanity to the point that she isnt a mindlessly murderous lunatic.
- Kill It with Fire: Gets killed many times by Napalm's... well, napalm.
- Multicolored Hair: Even when all the fanart of this story is black-and-white, this is apparent.
- Skunk Stripe: A possibility.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Shes a self-aware, nonviolent and sane Witch, which is a rarity among her kind, many of which are so insane theyre locked in their own (literal) little world to the point that they pay little if any attention to the world outside their barrier, and will act murderously violently to anyone either approaching them or disrupting them in any way.
- Namedar: Rochelle can look at a Puella Magi and know what her Witch's name will be. The one exception so far is Napalm, whose Witch name keeps changing whenever Rochelle checks.
- Rip Van Winkle: A lot of time passed between when Rochelle first turned into a Witch and when she somehow suddenly regained her sanity at the start of the fic. How long exactly is unknown, but she apparently comes from a time when typewriters were still used.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: Starts every "Groundhog Day" Loop as a giant spider, but her "teenage girl" form is most convenient and tends to be her regular.
- Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: She can go anywhere from "Giant Spider" to "girl with retractable claws and spinnerets for tonsils." Going back to "Giant Spider" isn't a pretty sight.
- Time Travel: Some of her deaths were caused by this.
- Wild Child: Remember when we said that she was a sane witch? That's not exactly sane by human standards. For example, she can only gain nutrients from things when she kills them with her bare hands. She has eaten a lot of raw rats and pigeons since the story began.
The same Puella Magi as in the original anime.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: And then Mami was Candeloro.
- Break the Cutie
- Broken Bird
- Cursed with Awesome / Blessed with Suck: Like other Puella Magi.
- Driven to Suicide: By The Reveal.
- Dying as Yourself: What she wants to do whenever she finds out about the Awful Truth.
Same as the anime one.
- Blue and Orange Morality
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Due to his pathetic attempts to understand humans.
- The Matchmaker: Between Rochelle and Mami, and when that doesn't work, Rochelle and Kyoko. For Science!, of course.
- For Science!: His motivations behind interacting with Rochelle.
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien
Akemi Homura aka Napalm
The same Puella Magi as in the original anime.
- Badass Boast
- Kill It with Fire: It's where she got her nickname from.
- More Dakka
- Stalker with a Crush
- Yandere: If it isn't related to keeping Madoka safe at all cost, she doesn't care about it.
The heroine of the anime, she don't appear much and pretty much don't do anything (except being kidnapped by Napalm, for now).
The same Puella Magi as in the anime, but she get a bigger role. Here, she gets married to Rochelle and get addicted to magic due to abuse of grief power.
- Accidental Marriage: After she impulsively kisses Rochelle, Kyubey immediately creates, fills out, and files the necessary paperwork to have the girls registered as being legally married.
- Addictive Magic: She gets hooked on Rochelle's Grief, with ugly results. She and Rochelle are currently working on breaking the addiction by slowly weaning her off of it.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Nope! She accidentally gets a faceful of Rochelle's weaponized Grief and comes away with severe burn scars that she can't heal even with her magic.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The circumstances surrounding her wish, once again.
- Drowning My Sorrows: In response finding out about Mami's death and the circumstances surrounding it.
- Interspecies Romance: With Rochelle.
- Japanese Christian
- Power High: Nearly to the extent of breaking her.
- Preacher's Kid
- Sir Swears-a-Lot
Francine von Lichtenstein
A Puella Magi with prodigious healing powers. She runs a clinic in Hokkaido where Puella Magi who have been wounded beyond what their own magic can heal can seek treatment... provided they're able to pay for her services, that is.
- The Alcoholic: Almost always seen with a stein of beer or ale at hand, and is completely plastered when Rochelle attempts to call her at one point.
- Big Fancy House: Her clinic is based out of a large country manor house.
- Covered in Scars
- Funetik Aksent
- Only in It for the Money: Kyubey describes her as being rather "mercenary." Before she'll agree to treat a Puella Magi, she demands to receive a twofold payment. Part one is a Grief Seed, and part two is either a second Grief Seed, an unspecified favor, or 100,000 yen. She also takes on the occasional Muggle patient, so presumably her payment plan varies as needed.
- Original Character
- The Medic
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her unborn Witch's name? Mengele.
- No-Self Buffs: She cannot use her powers to heal her own injuries, something she's very bitter about.
- The Von Trope Family
Sayaka and Madoka's classmate in the original series. Here, she plays a much larger role from just being Sayaka's Unwitting Instigator of Doom.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Hitomi's mother's immediate reaction to her daughter bringing Kyoko and Rochelle home with her? A cheerful "Darling, come quick! Our daughter has started bringing prostitutes home~"
- Ascended Extra
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Way to go, Hitomi. You wanted to ask Mami the truth about Puella Magi and Witches and ended up giving Mami a major Freak Out, resulting in her slitting her wrists and then Witching out when that didn't kill her.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Her reaction to learning the Awful Truth about Puella Magi and Witches is essentially, "That's it?" Kyuubey notes that with that sort of mental fortitude, the Incubators would normally have never bothered with trying to get her to contract, since it's unlikely that she'd ever fall to despair.
- Time Master : How her Puella Magi powers manifest themselves, since her wish was to have more time to balance between her studies, extracurricular activities, and socialization.
Obinata Haranobu and Nishikawa "Bear" Nobuyoshi
Two members of the Jade Dragon Yakuza clan who were sent to investigate the sudden disappearance of 300 members of the rival Green Hornet group from one of their safehouses and ended up getting pulled into the Witch's Barrier that had manifested there.
- Amazon Chaser: Haranobu is impressed with Kyoko's badassery and tries asking her out. She turns him down, not because she's underage, but because she's married.
- An Arm and a Leg: When Kyoko and Rochelle first find Haranobu, he's lost an arm fending off familiars, necessitating an Escort Mission to get him to the infirmary on the next floor so he can properly bandage his stump and replace the blood he's lost.
- Badass Normal: Two normal Yakuza Mooks who managed to survive being trapped in a Witch's Barrier long enough for help to arrive.
- Dumb Muscle: "Bear" is described as being "twice as strong and half as smart" as a real bear, which he cheerfully agrees with.
- Guest-Star Party Member
- Neighborhood Friendly Gangsters: To an extent. Kyoko mentions that the Jade Dragons are pretty noble, as far as Yakuza clans go, but they're still, well, Yakuza.
- Original Character
- Those Two Bad Guys